Friday, October 2, 2009

Poetry Friday

As you may or may have not noticed in my last post, I'm quite the fangirl of Adam Rex. He's terribly witty, clever, and wow, what an amazing illustrator! And his blog is funny, too!
Since it is October and the time of year for monsters and things all spooky and crazy, I want to revisit two of Adam Rex's books: Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich and and 2008's Frankenstein Takes the Cake. My kids and I have read and reread these books and giggled, guffawed, snickered, busted a gut, and even cringed a few times. If you haven't read these yet, buy them, check them out at the library, or borrow my copies and read them! But really you should buy them, because you'll want to read them more than once. Really.
For Poetry Friday this week I have a link to one of Adam's poems, "New Glasses," from his book Frankenstein Takes the Cake. Check it out, straight from the man's blog HERE!

Today's poetry roundup is at Crossover!

Wait, there's more!
Here's silly video from Adam Rex about how he got Frankenstein to write the sequel to Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich. I hope he gets the torch out again, and gets Frank to write another! How about Frankenstein Becomes a Vegetarian? Frankenstein Starts a Band? Frankenstein Joins the Cast of Dancing With the Stars? Bella Leaves Edward for Frankenstein? Anything! Get to it, Frank!


PJ Hoover said...

okay, I will! I'm long overdue on Adam Rex.
Happy Weekend!

Sophia said...

I've not heard of Adam...but after your write up, I am off to check him out!! :) Love your post today. It made me smile, as I don't feel well.


Nandini said...

One of my favorite books last year was The True Meaning of Smekday :-). Loved the video!

Kelly said...

PJ-Have a great weekend, too!
Sophia-Feel better!!
Nandini- I liked that book, too!

Solvang Sherrie said...

I didn't realize he was so young! I guess when you get to 40 everyone looks young :(

MG Higgins said...

Cool video! Adam Rex is a very clever dude. Or is it Frankenstein who's the clever one? Hmmm.

Kelly, your Peas March print is looking for an address where they can hold their next peas march! Email me at melhig at yahoo dot com

The Things We Carried said...

Kelly, thanks for the introduction! I will visit him.

adrienne said...

Those books sound like fun. Loved the video!

Sliding on the Edge said...

I'm late, but it's never too late to check out poetry, right?

laurasalas said...

I love Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich. A phenomenal book. I like Cake, too, but not as much as Sandwich. Fun video. Thanks, Kelly. I'm going to add Rex to my blog reader (aaaaccccccccckkkkkkkkkkggg--that's the sound of my blog reader collapsing under the weight of another add).